With Samsung being one of the most popular operating systems & phone brands worldwide, Android isn’t known to fall short when it comes to offering its users with a variety of new and impressive capabilities. With their such broad and ever-growing list of breathtaking features, it’s easy to miss out on new updates from time to time. If you are looking to research the wonderful features your android has, and even take advantage of some of the useful hidden Android (Samsung) features. No worries, here at HiTech Phone Repair we’ve got you covered. Just keep reading as we outline & point out the five most recommended Android features down below.
Don’t you hate having to always move back and forth between different applications? You might just be even going to check your new social media notifications while during the meantime chatting on WhatsApp with friends, or even need access to your Gmail as you’re waiting for an app to download from Google Play Store, The Android’s split-screen mode will make multitasking a breeze for your day to day life. Not only is this convenient as an app that is now functional is available for Android 9 and later users. It will let you run two different apps simultaneously on your mobile phone home screen side-by-side.
If you want to enable split-screen mode follow these simple steps:
- Navigate to the Recent Apps icon at the bottom of your home screen. Once you are there, tap or press, and then hold on to the app you wish to use while in split-screen mode until you see a menu pop up.
- Click on “Open in split-screen view.”
- As soon as it appears on the top of your device’s screen, click on the second app you want to access. Both apps should now appear on the screen for you to use at the same time.
If you always regularly scroll through your device, searching for the same app you use daily, there is an Android App/Feature called “App Shortcuts” which is a feature designed and made just for situations like the one you are dealing with right now. App Shortcuts essentially will allow you to access certain specific app functionalities inside your mobile phone. You can do this by just simply long-pressing an app icon of your choice. One example, If you are a Google Message user, you can easily open up any or certain recent message threads without opening the app struggling and navigating around.
If you would like to activate & have access to this feature, just touch on any you’d like on your smartphone’s home screen or app drawer, then hold it firmly for 1 or 2 seconds. Depending on the app you chose, you shall see various shortcuts you can access on spot. For added convenience, you can also take this feature a step further and pin these shortcuts directly from the long-press menu onto your device’s home screen.
Something kind of similar to Bluetooth is Wi-Fi Direct which is a relatively new feature that can allow you to pair your device that lacks any available Wi-Fi connections with another that has a connection. Even though it might or can sound nearly equivalent in comparison to Bluetooth, Wi-Fi Direct does come with more exclusive benefits. Unlike using Bluetooth, you can access a significantly higher Wi-Fi range and transfer speed up to two GBS per second, making it a more viable and valuable option for file sharing.
go into your Settings -> Network & internet -> Wi-Fi -> Wi-Fi preferences and then tap Wi-Fi Direct. Then your smartphone will start scanning for devices that you can connect to.
If you are known to be someone who often lends your smartphone to friends or family and might even have numerous concerns about your data privacy, you might just want to try out Android’s screen pinning abilities. The hidden feature itself will allow others to use apps on your smartphone while securing the rest of your data privacy and making it not easily accessible. As soon as an app is pinned to your screen, it stays running until you type in your lock screen code, enabling it full access to other parts of your device.
Smart Lock is a prime example of another useful built-in feature you would not like to overlook as an Android (Samsung) user. While having Smart Lock enabled, you will not have to repetitively type in your passcode or scan your fingerprint to gain phone access to your device while at work, home, or any other trusted location. You will even be allowed to customize it even further through and from your Android settings to keep your device unlocked when it senses that you are holding your device or using it with any Bluetooth or wireless headset. To enable this feature (Smart Lock), head straight into your devices settings menu and go ahead and click on Security > Smart Lock. Then type in your PIN when requested to do so. From here on out, you’ll be able to glide through your device smoother than ever with the functions of Smart Lock you can choose whenever you would like.
No matter if you might be new to Android’s operating system, or even probably owned a compatible device for as long as you can remember, Hitech Phone Repair shop for all your Android & IOS repair needs. Our Hitechphonerepair qualified technicians are certified in repairing a variety of Android devices, ranging from Samsung smartphones to Google Pixels and so much more. Don’t waste time and give us a call at (202) 450-1105 and even pay us a visit at Benco Shopping Center, 4520 Benning Rd SE, Washington, DC 20019.